January 19, 1919 ~ March 15, 2011
Rochester: Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Predeceased by her husband, Gerald F. Brinkman; grandson, Joseph L. Grinnan. Survived by her loving children; Leslie (Joseph) DelPopolo, Jeanne (Joe) Grinnan, Margaret J. Matteliano, Gerald M. (Diane) Brinkman; grandchildren, Mary Beth (Greg) Tuttle, Michael (Noel) Cronmiller, William (Dawn) Cronmiller, Steven Cronmiller, Joseph Grinnan, Laura (Terry) Glenn, Gala Matteliano, Emma Brinkman, Anna Celeste Brinkman; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; countless honorary children and grandchildren. Celeste was a proud third grade teacher at Sacred Heart School for over 20 years and a longtime resident of the Thousand Island Park Community. She was an inspiration to many and no one ever went hungry in her presence. Friends may call Friday 3-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 9 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Internment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Reach Out Radio, WXXI Radio, 280 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614 in her memory.